A majority of Africans favour democracy over other forms of governance but an authoritarian system with a capacity to deliver public goods rapidly on a vast scale cannot be dismissed off-hand.
Shock poll reveals majority support for Joe Biden to suspend TRIPS and support global vaccination.
We may not be aware of it yet, because of the hold the nation has on global media, but America’s decline appears to be terminal.
In another part of the fragile, crisis-prone, first world nation, the supreme court in the state of Minnesota, where nearly half of all women and girls experience sexual violence in their lifetime with most victims suffering their first sexual assault before turning 25, has ruled that rape of unconscious women is not necessarily forbidden.
The string of cases have highlighted the extent of rot in the country which, according to graft watchdog, Transparency International, has "plenty of corruption scandals that mix high-level politics, campaign financing and human rights abuses
The runaway culture of corruption on the flavour-starved island kingdom where public misery is compounded by inclement weather and bland food, has seen prices of medical equipment including personal protective equipment and even bodybags skyrocket, in some cases shooting up 1400 percent.
Mayor Tom Boyd of Colorado City in the separatist US state of Texas told residents in a Facebook post that it was not “the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this!” and that "only the strong will survive and the weak will [perish.]"
The successful attack on Capitol Hill will fuel years of recruitment and mythologising for post-Trump extremists.
Wealthy nations are actively hoarding pre-orders of the multiple vaccines, and the pharmaceutical giants from which they sprang are largely avoiding sharing their advancements with the developing world.